There was palpable tension in
Ondo State yesterday as residents prepare to exercise their franchise to elect
the next governor of the state. All public institutions and banks were closed
while the state government declared public holiday for the students and civil
servants to prepare for the election.
The Nigeria Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, is exploring the
possibilities of piping crude oil from Niger Republic for refining in Kaduna,
NNPC Group Managing Director, GMD, Maikanti Baru, said on Friday.
Agents of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
have arrested and detained Tunde Ayeni, a former chairman of Skye Bank, over
allegations that he bribed a former minister of the Federal Capital Territory
(FCT), Bala Mohammed, to acquire 54 plots of land in Abuja, the Nigerian
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has urged a Federal
High Court in Lagos to refuse an application by the embattled Justice Rita
Ofili-Ajumogobia seeking immediate release from the EFCC custody.
Ofili-Ajumogobia has been in EFCC custody since November 8.
Pan-African financial services group, United Bank for Africa Plc
repeated the outstanding feat, it recorded last year at the 2nd
edition of Nigeria CFO awards, with a notch higher when its Group Chief Finance
Officer (Group CFO) and the Finance Team bagged the treble at the awards night
held on November 19, 2016 at Oriental Hotel, Lekki Lagos. The bank won the
following awards; CFO of the Year; Financial Innovation Project of the Year and
Finance Team of the Year.
Ugo Nwaghodoh, UBA’s Group Chief Finance Officer was ahead of other
nominees in the banking category, to emerge CFO of the year.
Three principal officers of the Federal University of Agriculture (FUNAAB), Abeokuta, including the Pro-Chancellor, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, and the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Oyewole, will on Friday appear in court on fraud charges.
Emeka Offor, one of
Nigeria’s most controversial government contractors, finally buried his father
on Friday, November 18, a whole nine months after the 88-year-old former
policeman died in his hometown of Oraifite in Ekwusigo Local Government Area in
Anambra State. The elder passed on after a minor scuffle with a female family
At least 12 people were wounded when youths loyal to the All Progressives
Congress (APC) clashed with members of the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs)
in Benin, Edo State yesterday while property believed to worth millions of
naira were destroyed.
Lola Abegunde, elder sister of murdered Heritage Bank manager, Segun-George
Modupe, who headed the bank branch in Otun-Ekiti in Moba Local Government area
of Ekiti State, and was gruesomely killed by suspected gunmen alongside three
others last week, has said customers may have been involved in her brother’s
A former Governor of Anambra State, Mr.
Peter Obi, has said that his successor, Chief Willie Obiano, has no
legal right to bar him from visiting the state or airing his opinion about the
Obi, who spoke at Oraifite during the burial of
Chief Emeka Offor’s father, Benneth Offor, described an alleged threat by
Obiano to unleash an attack on him if he did not behave himself, as an empty
African business leader and philanthropist, Mr. Tony O. Elumelu stated that the time for leadership amongst Nigerian and African Youth is now. Elumelu, who addressed the students of the Lagos State University, faculty members and officials of the Lagos State government, whilst delivering the institution’s 1st Distinguished Lecture Series in Ojo, Lagos, spoke on the topics of leadership and entrepreneurship.
Today the Federal Government will commence an education
advocacy program for school-aged children displaced in the North East States of
Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.
By means of a writing and speech competition between the children in those
states, this programme will adopt the children themselves as the main advocates
of education and voices countering every form extreme violence.
Nobody forgets Bisi Onasanya’s mansion in a hurry. Behind the gates of the
impressive manor, luxury saunters in a colourful garb. The interior depicts
Bisi’s dreams of bliss; you could be forgiven for mistaking it for the fabled
Atlantis. The panes of quaint decor, embroidered fabric and devices, ornaments
the insides like the damasked wings of the pyralid.
Amid its enchanting premises, you could get lost, especially if you are a
first time visitor. Recurrent callers at the mansion have been known to marvel
and keel over in humility, in deference to its lavish treats.
Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) Services
Company, Nestoil Limited, has emerged as the ‘Best Company’ in Infrastructural
Development’ at the at
the 10thedition of the SERAs (Social Enterprise Report Awards)
former bank MD understood quite early in life, that there are no little ways to
imbue his life with grandeur. He understood that money matters in the mix, in
his pursuit of ease and luxury. More importantly, Onasanya regarded money as
the only sunbeams that lights his path to grandeur. Nothing is black where it
shines. That is why his life is radiant with light.
Pan African banking Group, UBA
has emerged the best institution in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in
West Africa. Its CSR arm; UBA Foundation won the best CSR/Sustainability, West
Africa Award at the 10thSERAs
(Social Enterprise Report Awards) ceremony which held at the Muson Centre in
Lagos Nigeria on Friday November 11, 2016.
Since the story of the sex video involving former
Miss Anambra, Chidinma Okeke, broke a few weeks ago, several groups and
individuals have come forward with different versions of what transpired
between the embattled 20-year-old beauty queen and the organisers of the
With the recession plaguing Nigerian, many has resorted to alternative means
of livelihood and one of such ways is playing of Lotto. while others are making
their customers smiles. Surebet247 is allegedly defrauding its customers.
information at our disposal has it that popular lotto company, Surebet247 has
refused to reward a winner who claimed to have won N1.8M in a game played
President Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo,
on Thursday disappointed a mammoth crowd who thronged the Democracy Park in
Akure for the flag off of the 2016 governorship campaign of the All
Progressives Congress, APC.
The Ondo State
Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has said he recently relocated to Abuja on
part-time basis to ensure the factional governorship candidate of the Peoples
Democratic Party in the state, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, get justice and contest the
November 26 governorship election.
The Senate yesterday resolved to probe the Minister
of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi over the process of the concession of Port
Harcourt-Maiduguri and Lagos-Kano rail lines to a U.S. conglomerate, General
In sustenance of its objective to
empowering Women in Business, Access Bank Plc through its W Academy recently organised
the Womenpreneur Business Workshop – a capacity building workshop for female
Fidelity Bank Plc has reported a profit before
tax (PBT) of N9.8 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, showing
a decline of 28.7 per cent from the N13.8 billion recorded in the corresponding
period of 2015.
Bank Plc has announced an impressive profit of N72 billion for the nine months
ended 30 September 2016 based on enhanced
business efficiency as a result of the effective execution of its long-term
57-year old Yau Kumo, a former managing director
of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria who last weekend married Fatima Buhari,
President Muhammad Buhari’s second daughter, is under investigation
for fraud, operatives of the Economic and financial Crimes commission
(EFCC) said on Tuesday.